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Hall of Fame

Class of 2023

The Deer Park Hall of Fame Committee has selected honorees for the Class of 2023. The Deer Park Hall of Fame inducted its first members in 1991, and features not only athletes, but also musicians, actors, philanthropists and scholars.

Inductees can be admitted under the category of Athlete, Staff Member/Administrator/ Coach, or Distinguished Alumnus/Alumnae. This year, the committee selected four new members of the Hall of Fame to represent the Class of 2023. They are:

  • Rick Crable (Class of 1974)
  • Mark Feldhaus (Class of 1982)
  • Kari Young Grubenhoff (Class of 2001)
  • Dr. Asher O. Hoodin
  • Chris Huster (Class of 1971)
  • Joe Rohrer (Class of 1973)


Rick Crable

As a member of the Class of 1974, Rick was an outstanding basketball player who made an impact his junior and senior years. He had a great eye for shooting, always played to his strengths, and was a great teammate. During his senior season, Rick was Deer Park’s leading scorer 11 times- with his best game against Milford, during which he scored 30 points. He ended his high school career 13th in the city in scoring. He led the EHL with an average of 18.2 points per game and led the EHL in total points with 341. Rick was named 1st team All EHL and 2nd team All City.

Mark Feldhaus

Mark was a three-sport athlete for the Class of 1982. As a wide receiver and defensive back on the football team, he was an integral part of the 10-0 season. His impressive play earned him 1st team all-city honors for offense and defense. His impact continued as point guard on the basketball team along with his talent at short stop and leadoff hitter for the baseball team. Mark’s positive influence on Deer Park athletics continued when he co-founded Players with Pride 14 years ago. This organization was formed to raise money for Deer Park High School Athletics. They have raised and donated over $70,000 towards Athletic scholarships and all sports programs. Mark continues to serve on the Players with Pride board as well as serving on Deer Park City Council.

Kari Young Grubenhoff

Kari had an impressive softball career during her time at Deer Park. The 1998-2001 girls fast pitch softball team won or shared the CHL championship several years in a row. Kari was an impact player who earned many accolades as a 4-year varsity starter. She was named to the Ohio All Star Team as a freshman, batting .373 with 17 RBI and 21 runs score. With an impressive batting average of .429 her senior year, Kari was named the CHL Player of the Year and the Enquirer’s Division III Player of the Year. 

Dr. Asher O. Hoodin

Doc Hoodin volunteered over 25 years of medical service to Deer Park High School football teams beginning in the fall of 1971. He provided his home to the football coaching staff for offsite planning meetings, and he donated numerous supplies and equipment. Although he spent much of his time on the football sidelines, Doc also provided routine physical exams to all Deer Park athletes annually. His continuous treatment of athletic injuries of all students ensured minimal time away from their sport. In 1984, Doc received the Ohio Outstanding Team Physician Award for service to Deer Park High School. In 1991 he received a Meritorious Service Award and Superintendent’s Award for Deer Park community schools. We are proud to welcome Doc Hoodin into the DP Hall of Fame as his daughter Andrea, and son Dan accept the award on his behalf.

Chris Huster

Mrs. Huster was a proud member of the Class of 1971 and a “Marvelous, Simply Marvelous” teacher at Howard, Holmes and Amity for 32 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky and her master’s degree from Xavier University. She was among the first group of teachers to become a National Board-Certified Teacher.  Her love for learning transferred to her students. She was passionate about helping each child grow academically, socially and emotionally. Mrs. Huster ran an at-risk summer program at junior high for 2 years and was a cheerleading coach at the high school for 10 years. She started the annual Veteran’s Day Program at Howard Elementary over 25 years ago and is still actively involved today. For the past 38 years, she has helped run every tax levy and Bond issue, ensuring our students have the best facilities and opportunities to learn. Today you will find Mrs. Huster volunteering in both buildings, running the annual 1st Responders/Veteran’s Night, raising money for D1 Athletics, tutoring students, all while serving on the Board of Education

Joe Rohrer

Joe was a two-sport athlete during his time at Deer Park. He played offensive and defensive end for the football team and earned 2nd team All League his senior year. Joe’s wrestling talent made him a standout athlete as a member of the Class of 1973. While Joe wrestled as a freshman, the launching point of his career came when he wrestled in the 132 lb. weight class as a sophomore. He placed 3rd in the EHL league meet and made it to the 2nd round of sectionals. His success continued as he wrested in the 138 lb. and 155 lb. weight classes his junior and senior years. He won several invitationals, placed 1st in the EHL league and sectional meets, and was selected to the All City honor roll three years in a row. His career record totals were 49 wins, 12 losses with 27 pins.


Deer Park Schools, in association with the Deer Park High School Hall of Fame, would like to congratulate these Deer Park Alumni on their tremendous contributions to our Wildcat community! The new Hall of Fame members were honored between the 1st and 2nd quarter of the Homecoming football game this year.

Our Story

The Deer Park High School Hall of Fame was established under the authority of the Alumni Association and with the blessing of the Board of Education in order to both honor those who have dignified Deer Park with their own excellence and their contributions to their community, as well as celebrate those whose roots are in Deer Park.

Our Hall of Fame is unique in that it not only features prominent alumni of Deer Park, but also includes worthy members of the staff and administration that have contributed to Deer Park Schools over the course of its history. There is a great variety of accomplishments that have promoted people into the Hall of Fame. While this is not specifically an Athletic Hall of Fame, we have athletes here. We also have members who have had wonderful careers in many fields, as well as members whose student achievements were exemplary.  We have teachers, principals, coaches, superintendents, athletic directors...dancers, athletes, scolars musicians, actors...volunteers, leaders, followers, philanthropists. The only true requirement is that you honor Deer Park by serving our community, our nation, and our world. 

One recipient noted, "Lots of good things and good people have come from Deer Park. You can leave Deer Park, but Deer Park will never leave you." Every inductee has felt that special sense of pride that "the Park" has instilled in them.

The Hall of Fame Leadership Team convened in the Summer of 2019 in order to breathe renewed life into this honorable association. It is our heart, our privilege, and our challenge to honor and celebrate Deer Park's brightest "stars."

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Deer Park Hall of Fame Members



***Please deliver or mail submission to the Deer Park Board Office
8688 Donna Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Hall of Fame bricks for the Don Benhase Wildcat Walk are available for puchase. Bricks will be ordered and installed twice per year in March and August. The deadline to order bricks to be installed is the first day of the installation month (August 1/March 1). All orders received after the deadline will be pushed to the next installation.Fill out the form below or call Jake Snyder at 513-936-5935 for more information.